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The possible worlds of hypertext fiction

Alice Bell

The possible worlds of hypertext fiction

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hypertext fiction -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAlice Bell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3448.H96 B46 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23945216M
    ISBN 109780230542556
    LC Control Number2009048419
    OCLC/WorldCa429024040


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The book begins by examining the development of hypertext theory from the enthusiastic claims about the narrative capabilities that accompanied the first-wave to the analytical focus of the : Alice Bell.

Alice Bell is a reader in English language and literature at Sheffield Hallam University in is the author of The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction and the coeditor of Analyzing Digital -Laure Ryan is an independent scholar and the laureate of the Wayne Booth Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

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The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and in this fashion arranges a story from a.

With its focus on the ontological structures created by hypertext fiction, Possible World Theory actively embraces narrative indeterminacy and ontological changeability. In this sense the method provides a structured means by which the creative manipulation of the unique affordances of a digital medium by a writer can be by: 2.

The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan. Alice Bell. Year: Language: english. File: PDF, MB. Post a Review You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and. Abstract. Drawing together a number of consistencies found within the four hypertext fiction novels, this concluding chapter outlines the theoretical and analytical implications of this book and evaluates the effectiveness of its Possible Worlds Theory : Alice Bell.

She is the author of The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction and the coeditor of Analyzing Digital Fiction. Marie-Laure Ryan is an independent scholar and the laureate of the Wayne Booth Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

The possible worlds of hypertext fiction. ELECTRONIC. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Alice Bell Date Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Pub place Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York ISBN eBook.

Access the eBook. Open eBook in new window. The text includes analyses of four canonical hypertext fiction works and also offers a theoretical evaluation of Possible Worlds Theory. In my current work, I am developing a number of other narratological and literary linguistic frameworks for the analysis of digital fiction including cognitive poetic and unnatural narratological approaches.

Hypertext fiction is basically a genre of electronic fiction, if you will, filled with hyperlinks that take the reader to another set of text, allowing the reader to control the path the story takes. It's basically interactive fiction where the re.

3. Ontological Boundaries and Methodological Leaps: The Importance of Possible Worlds Theory for Hypertext Fiction (and Beyond) Alice Bell. Seeing through the Blue Nowhere: On Narrative Transparency and New Media Michael Joyce.

Part 2. New Architectures. Curveship: An Interactive Fiction System for Narrative Variation. Sheffield Hallam University; author of The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction and coeditor of Analyzing Digital Fiction.

Plenty of scholarship has addressed the various difficulties of archiving electronic literature, but Moulthrop and Grigar offer a completely unique preservational method in Traversals. With painstaking accounts that address. Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratologyupdates the field of possible worlds theory and postclassical narratology by developing this theoretical framework further and applying it to a range of contemporary literary narratives.

This volume systematically outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the possible worlds approach, provides. Hypertext literature gives a wink and a nod to the reader, and in doing so draws them deeply into their stories, allowing them to make what they will within the parameters of their digital context.

So far, I have found those stories quite compelling indeed. Bibliography. Bell, Alice. The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan. “A [S]creed for Digital Fiction”, Electronic Book Review, March 7. Readers wishing to respond to an essay in ebr may send ripostes or short glosses to the journal’s Managing Editor, Will Luers.

The thirteen chapters of this book offer an excellent overview of some of the best work now being done in that branch of the theory of fiction that concerns possible : Riyukta Raghunath. Technological advances have changed how we read fiction by way of the e-book. In literary terms, hypertext fiction is as remote from an e-book as non-digital hypertext fiction is from a standard book.

Hypertext makes new forms of art possible, but hypertext is. In its scope, Avatars of Story provides an informative overview of narrative theory insofar as it informs both traditional and digital media. I find the final two chapters extremely engaging, especially the concluding chapter on metalepsis and its incursion into the realms of mathematics, logic, and experimental science—most notably, Gödel’s theorem, Schrödinger’s cat, and Turing’s.

This volume systematically outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the possible worlds approach, provides updated methods for analyzing fictional narrative, and profiles those methods via the analysis of a range of different texts, including contemporary fiction, digital fiction, video games, graphic novels, historical narratives, and.

ics, linguistics, narratology, and literary theory. Among his book pub-lications are Narrative Modes in Czech Literature () and Occidental Poetics: Tradition and Progress (). He contributed substantially to the formation of fictional worlds semantics in Heterocosmica: Fic-tion and Possible Worlds (), Possible Worlds of Fiction and Cited by: 2.

The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction offers a new critical theory tailored specifically for this burgeoning genre, providing a much needed body of criticism in a key area of new media fiction.

This essay sets out an ontologically centered approach to Storyspace hypertext fiction by applying Ryan’s () model of Possible Worlds Theory to two canonical texts. It begins by showing how different waves of hypertext theory have sought to understand the narratological peculiarities of.

She is the author of The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction and the coeditor of Analyzing Digital Fiction. Marie-Laure Ryan is an independent scholar and the laureate of the Wayne Booth Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the International Society for the Study of Narrative/5(3).

Hypertext Fiction. For those who were children in the early ’s the principle behind hypertext fiction will not seem new. Instead, it will serve as a reminder of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series. Hypertext fiction is a collective effort between reader and writer, where the writer provides interlaced web pages of text and the.

There was a time, 20 years ago, when hypertext fiction had its great shining moment. And then it passed. In its place, we saw the rise of a whole different set of forms, from blogs to social. In hypertext fiction we have to take the possible worlds model described above for granted – instead of simply imagining that this or that event might have happened in several ways resulting in potentially very different consequences, some of events really do happen in more than one way.

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Better add "hypertext" either to the list of words you've already heard waaaay too many times or to the list you know you'll be. Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links which provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction.

[1] The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and in this fashion arranges a story from a deeper pool of potential stories. Bell, Alice. () The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction.

Bastingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. This book focuses on one of the earliest forms of digital fiction – hypertext fiction – and offers possible worlds theory as a method of analysis.

Ensslin, Astrid. () Literary Gaming. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Possible-worlds semantics reveals that possible worlds of fiction and possible worlds of history differ in their origins, cultural functions, and structural and semantic features.

Dole el's book is the first systematic application of this idea to the theory and philosophy of history.Hypertext fiction is found mostly online and in the form of CD Roms. This genre is characterized by non-linearity and reader interaction. The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next; thereby co-designing a story.

Hypertext fiction has .The ideas of hypertext fiction might be said to be "old," in the sense that such conceptions had existed and been tried well before computer versions were possible.

41 On the other hand, not very long ago there were no computer programs to make the composition of multi-linked hypertexts a practical possibility, so the present condition is just.